Name: Suzuki Mikisaburo
Gender: Female yet hides out as a male among the group
Hair: Red brown
Weapon: Gunsen, kusarigama, katana, kodachi
Love interest: Hajime Saito or Sanosuke Harada
Description: Where Souji has a cat like grin Suzuki or Suzu as the guys will call her at times has the cat reflexes. She is also a quick minded and quick-witted girl. She arrives at the dojo Kondo-san takes over sometime after Souji over comes his bullies and Hijikata arrives. She is discovered by both Souji and Hijikata after hearing some of the students yelling up into a tree. They chase the boys away and find her hiding almost the branches with bruises littering her body. They take her to Kondo and the others where she timidly tells them her name and that she was without parents; her mother was raped by a stranger, her mother's parents disowned her mom and her, and then her mom was killed by rogue warriors. When asked if she knew anything of her father, she says her mother only told her one thing...westerner. Kondo feeling sorry for her decides that she can stay at the dojo and soon her timidness fads away to which she becomes a graceful warrior. Yet she decides to make herself seem like a boy since female warriors are frowned upon and only those closes to Kondo and the others know her secret or anyone she chooses to tell. She allows hides other weapons on her person for precaution sake. When Heisuke arrives to the dojo she doesn't believe he is as old as he says he is. He is startled when he learns that she is actually a girl and soon he becomes like a younger brother to her ready help her with anything. She and Heisuke return from shopping one day to find two new men wanting to join the dojo, Shinpachi and Sanosuke. She glares darkly at them as the two joke that they heard rumors of a female warrior within the school and know it can't be true. She dares them to step inside the dojo and prove how good they are. Both are confused and take up her challenge only to quickly become cornered by her and then fight back. Heisuke after she dared the two went off to find Hijikata, Souji, and the others know this could be trouble. The others arrive and separate them while Hijikata scolds her for being reckless. She points at Shinpachi and Sanosuke saying they didn't believe word of a female warrior and she felt the need to prove them wrong. While Shinpachi voices his confusion she notices Sanosuke giving her a look before smiling. The taller warrior apologizes for being rude which confuses Shinpachi more until he is told that the one they were fighting was the female warrior they heard about. Shinpachi still doesn't believe it which causes Suzuki to glare at him darkly, but then slowly he looks her over realizing his blunder and apologizes too. When Hajime appears to challenge the dojo she is intrigued seeing where his swords rest at his hip and his stance when he battles Souji. After getting the two seperated and Hijikata saying he doesn't care that he is left handed Hajime looks to her making her tilt her head in confusion at him to which he replies that it is nothing and walks away. When she goes to the market on her own and is cornered putting up a good fight Hajime appears and takes out the rest of the men. On the way back to the dojo she questions him about why he stared at her when he first arrived and he explains that he was impressed to see a warrior like herself, which almost makes her trip in surprise. She questions why he doesnt find that scary and replies saying the same thing Hijikata said to him. One night at dinner she looks to Kondo, Hijikata, and Souji and asks if she would allowed to tell Heisuke, Sano, Shinpachi, and Hajime about how she came to be at the dojo since she never told them. They say it is up to her not them and she tells them how she arrived and her past. The newcomers look at her in disbelief at her tale, well Heisuke, Shinpachi, and Sano do while Hajime keeps an even face. Once she is done the room is silent until Hajime says that it was her family's loss. At her confused look Sano adds in that her mother's parents didnt know what they were losing when they disowned her mother. Heisuke and Shinpachi agree, which warms Suzuki's heart. She, much like the rest of Kondo's squad, detests Serizawa Kamo soon after meeting him and feels sorry for Ryunosuke who is forced to act as the man's personal attendant. When Hijikata, Souji, and Hajime return with Chizuru unlike Kondo, Heisuke, and Shinpachi she can easily tell that Chizuru is a girl. She is mildly suspicious of the girl, but soon she grows fond of her treating her like a little sister. She is also taught by Chizuru how to make a snow bunny. During the Ikeda inn raid she remains at the compound with Chizuru and Sannan-san, but when Yamazaki reports in she goes along with Chizuru and Yamazaki to alert Hijikata and the others.